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24 people, $50,000. If you're allergic to padded pain and fun-filled obstacles, you probably don't want to be on this course!

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host John Anderson & John Henson
Correspondent Jill Wagner
Creators/EP Matt Kunitz & Scott Larsen
Packager Pulse:creative & Endemol USA
Origins Agua Dulce Movie Ranch, Santa Clarita, CA
Web abc.com/wipeout
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Episode 4.10 - Spring Wipeout: Ballsy Shows Off His Giblets
March 24

There's an old Buddhist saying... "Winter never fails to turn into spring." We had the winter of our discontent for the last eight episodes... But today, here comes the sun! Get ready for SPRING WIPEOUT!


Tonight, the Qualifier consists of...

- The Flipsy Daisy... Giving a new meaning to the term "double cross", as the players will have to get over two X-shaped paddles.
- The Big Balls... Now with a new SPRING-ovator conveyor belt. No spring there, though. Plenty of spring on the Balls, though.
- The Spring Fling... Giant swing going in the wrong direction.
- The Wipeout Kitchen... Three square meals launching square on your belly, followed by two hot-dog hurdles.

The 24 spring breakers will take on the course, and the 12 with the fastest times will advance to stage 2.

- Robyn "The Birderer" Bowman
- Paul "Neighborhood Watchman" Silva
- Sasha "Karate Kid" Bersiek
- Sheik "Magnifique" Kargbo
- Gary "The Wiener" Tabing
- Terry Shillito
- Kaitlin "Meatless" Majewski
- Kevin Ball
- DJ Bill Millsap
- Garri-Lynne "Slam" Dunkelberger
- Chris "The Inventor" Parillo
- Darnelle Talamantes


What's a spring fling without a carnival classic? Contestants will start on the red track, grab a red dangler, and make it to a red spot that leads to a yellow dangler and do the same thing with a yellow dangler. If they wipeout before the spot, they'll have to go back to the start, but the first six to avoid the sweeper arms and make it to the finish target move on to the next stage.

- Robyn "The Birderer" Bowman
- Gary "The Wiener" Tabing
- Kaitlin "Meatless" Majewski
- Kevin Ball
- DJ Bill Millsap
- Chris "The Inventor" Parillo


The saloon is burned down, and in its place... we're dining al fresco at Cafe du Wipeout. Each of the three rounds will start with a spin around the Dizzy Dummy. First up, players will have to dive off of the Springboards onto a rotating platform and a bouncing box. Then it's onto the Crankshaft, the Knee Sweeper, and the Spinning Platform onto the finish. Wipeout at the Crankshaft or the Knee Sweeper, and you can start back there. And here to help out the wipeouts are a couple ... a French couple.

- Robyn "The Birderer" Bowman
- DJ Bill Millsap
- Chris "The Inventor" Parillo


Back and with a spring fresh smell, it's the toughest of the courses, the Spring Wipeout Zone! Tonight's lineup...

- The Spring Shot
- The Over and Out: two rotating cliffhangers with floors on both the top and the bottom... but the bottom... or is it the top... has a hole.
- The Point Break: climb up one end, then time the slide down to the other.
- The Coin Toss: heads or tails, it adds up to eight spinning platforms on to the finish.

Fifty large goes to the quickest time.

First up, Chris Parillo gives us a picture-perfect launch into the Zone. Not so with the Over and Out, though. Then he goes off the edge of the Point Break... Second time's the charm, and he rushes through the Coin Toss, wiping out several times for a final time of... 10:47.

Next, it's Bill Millsap, who belly-flops into the Zone. A costly wipeout at the Over and Outs puts him two minutes behind Chris. That ends up as the X factor, as he only has time for one run through the Coin Toss... and that's it.

So it's either going to be Chris with the upset or Robyn Bowman with the win. She learns quickly that strength will not win Over and Out. She uses speed to her advantage. Robyn's time advantage goes bye-bye with the Point Break. She lands it, but will she go head over tails or will she collect coin? Nope, it's over. CHRIS PARILLO INVENTS HIMSELF TO $50,000 ON WIPEOUT!

And the spring has just sprung. We'll spring 24 more people onto the course for $50,000 next time. Until then, good night... and big balls.

To view this episode in its entirety or to apply to be a contestant on "Wipeout", go to abc.com/wipeout